Hello October: 2 Fall Trends Of Note

We’re seeing some interesting themes in terms of options for exploring the city this fall. They’re chance occurrences, but it’s fun for us to connect the dots so you can do the same for your crew. With plenty of inspiration …

10.1.14

Beat the Heat: TV for Grown-Ups

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The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait is an extraordinary documentary about an extraordinary family. Filmmaker Ken Burns offers up the human side of these American icons, demonstrating how private weaknesses propelled Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor to true public greatness. He connects …

9.16.14

The Honorable Woman: A well-timed tale of middle eastern politics (for mature viewers)

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I’m just going to rave for a few paragraphs: I’m enamored of an original 8-part miniseries from Sundance TV and am heart-broken that it will end this week with the final installment of what has been a spell-binding tour of …

9.15.14

Game On! Common Sense’s 3rd Annual LA Fundaiser and Game Fest!

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Game On! takes place this Sunday, September 21 at Bergamot Station from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The event is a fundraiser for Common Sense (formerly known as Common Sense Media) and is a ticketed-event that provides fun and exploration …

9.9.14

Pompeii: The Exhibition at California Science Center

What do the Pompeii show and the Getty Villa have in common? Mt. Vesuvius, of course!
The story of Pompeii sets our collective imagination alight on two levels: we envision living at the height of Rome’s flourishing culture and, simultaneously,
5.20.14

The Oscars! And FIDM’s Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit

The Academy Awards are Sunday, March 2 at the Kodak Theater and televised coverage starts at 4:00 PM on ABC.

Printing out an Oscar Ballot and voting at home is a fun way to celebrate the long-awaited event. Whether your …

2.21.14

What Every Snowflake Knows in its Heart: Thoughts of Snow, Safety and Cloud Cake

Winter Games, the Kevin Pearce documentary, and a neat show about Winter Sports at SMMOA

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In the midst of California’s worst drought on

1.23.14

MLK, Jr. Day Reflections: 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen & a Charleston, SC Plantation

charleston plantationTraveling produces potent memories, and one of the most indelible experiences I’ve had on the road took place on the grounds of a former rice plantation outside Charleston, South Carolina called Middleton Place.  I can’t remember exactly why we …

1.20.14

Remembering Mandela

Nelson.inddThe media has been saturated with accounts of Mr. Mandela’s extraordinary life since his death last week at the age of 95. Much of it is worth reading — notably Nadine Gordimer and Philip Gourevitch in The New Yorker.

The …

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